Oil up as China manufacturing offsets weak US data - Article Photos 1/1

In this Friday March 16, 2012 photo, made available March 26, 2012, oil rigs belonging to PetroChina are seen near the banks of a snow covered lake in Daqing in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province. The price of oil rose slightly Monday Dec. 3, 2012, as a strong manufacturing report from China countered a weak one in the U.S. An index measuring manufacturing in China showed expansion in November for the first time in 13 months. China is the world's second-largest economy and a huge consumer of oil. A better economy there suggests that energy consumption is likely to grow, pushing oil prices higher. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT